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The Impact of Learning Assistants on Inequities in Physics Student Outcomes
written by Ben Van Dusen, Jada-Simone S. White, and Edward A. Roualdes
This study investigates how Learning Assistants (LAs) and related course features are associated with inequities in student learning in introductory university physics courses. 2,868 physics students' paired pre- and post-test scores on concept inventories from 67 classes in 16 LA Alliance member institutions are examined in this investigation. The concept inventories included the Force Concept Inventory, Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation, and the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism. Our analyses include a multiple linear regression model that examines the impact of student (e.g. gender and race) and course level variables (e.g. presence of LAs and Concept Inventory used) on student learning outcomes (Cohen's d effect size) across classroom contexts. The presence of LAs was found to either remove or invert the traditional learning gaps between students from dominant and non-dominant populations. Significant differences in student performance were also found across the concept inventories.
Physics Education Research Conference 2016
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, CA: July 20-21, 2016
Pages 360-363
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Education Foundations
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- Societal Issues
= Gender Issues
= Race Issues
- Student Characteristics
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10.1119/perc.2016.pr.085
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B. Van Dusen, J. White, and E. Roualdes, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14204&DocID=4556).
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B. Van Dusen, J. White, and E. Roualdes, The Impact of Learning Assistants on Inequities in Physics Student Outcomes, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14204&DocID=4556>.
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Van Dusen, B., White, J., & Roualdes, E. (2016, July 20-21). The Impact of Learning Assistants on Inequities in Physics Student Outcomes. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA. Retrieved December 15, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14204&DocID=4556
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Van Dusen, B, J. White, and E. Roualdes. "The Impact of Learning Assistants on Inequities in Physics Student Outcomes." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, July 20-21, 2016. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14204&DocID=4556 (accessed 15 December 2017).
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Van Dusen, Ben, Jada-Simone S. White, and Edward A. Roualdes. "The Impact of Learning Assistants on Inequities in Physics Student Outcomes." Physics Education Research Conference 2016. Sacramento, CA: 2016. 360-363 of PER Conference. 15 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14204&DocID=4556>.
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